Sunday, June 13, 2010

Achaval Ferrer "Quimera" Mendoza 2007

Saturated purple.

Vinturi - fresh black raspberry, deep earth, hazelnut, oak spice, shoe polish nose.

Reasonably round, with nice textural sweetness. Again, this is well-buffered by strongish acid/tannin synergy. Focused, gutsy stuff that shows perfumed black fruit in the mouth. Also will benefit from several more years in the cellar and will probably drink very well for another 10 years or more. Lots of material here.

$30. 38% Malbec, 24% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc.